Picnic Permits are issued for a private gathering at any of 60 metro or 11 mountain parks picnic sites.  Denver park picnic sites are ideal for family occasions, corporate picnics, or any other invitation-only function.

Site capacities vary from 25 to 150 people for picnic sites and shelters in the City; 25-300 people for the Denver Mountain Parks picnic sites and shelters; however, all groups over 25 people are required to have a permit or to reserve the site for the permit holder’s exclusive use. Insurance is required if the picnic is for more than 100 people.  City sites are $97 for sheltered sites and $51 for non-sheltered sites. For a picnic application and park locations select one of the links below.

Picnic Permit Applications must be received in the Parks Permit Office by noon on Thursdays for Friday, Saturday and Sunday permits.

Picnic Application | Picnic Sites: Urban Parks | Picnic Sites: Mountain Parks

Park Locations & Permit Fees

Information on picnic permits, fees, capacities and locations are on the Event Permits page.

Contact Us

For information about POFA:

Parks Permit Office
201 W. Colfax Ave
Room 1.G.1 (1st floor)
Denver, CO 80202

Office Hours: M-F 8am - 4pm
Phone: (720) 913-0700
Fax: (720) 913-0778